Election Admin and Security
Well-run, secure, and accessible elections are the bedrock of a functioning democracy. But American elections have not always lived up to this ideal. The 2000 presidential election, with its “hanging chads,” drew the nation’s attention to poorly-designed voting systems. The Russian attacks on election infrastructure in 2016 highlighted vulnerabilities in computerized election systems. And access to the vote has never been guaranteed — disabled voters and voters of color still face obstacles to voting. CDT advocates for policy and technology to support a democracy that works for everyone.
PSA: Mail-in Voting – Counting Every Vote
CDT believes every vote should be counted, even if it takes a while – trust in the vote by mail process is essential to ensuring that.
Election Cybersecurity Resources
Engaging Policymakers at the State Level (Presentation)
Infosec Toolkit for Election Volunteering
2018 Press Briefing: Election Security & the Midterms (Presentation + Video)
Election Officials Toolkit for Technical Volunteers
Comments on CA Secretary of State Proposed Regulatory Action on Risk-Limiting Audits